Sorry for my unannounced blogging hiatus during December—I was able to enjoy some time off from school and work and spend a lot of time with my family. Nevertheless, I am glad to be back!
Thank you to everyone who is supporting and praying for me as I prepare to go to India in six weeks. I am so excited to see what God is going to do and I am amazed when I see how He has already provided. I can't get over how good God is.
Choose Joy. That simple phrase can change so much in my perspective. Lately, I have been asking myself this question: What do people see when they look at me? Do they see the joy of Christ? Do they see a life that has been changed? Do they see someone living for more than the here and now?
My deepest desire is to show Jesus in everything I do. One way to do that is to show his joy. If I can depend on the Holy Spirit and demonstrate joy in the midst of struggle and pain, that is an example of a life changed by Christ.
I know it will not be easy, but when is God's call ever easy? My prayer is that through Jesus, I will live to be joyful in Him on a daily basis. May your New Year overflow with joy now and in the days to come.